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e putts. >> he was like a 20-year vet the first year on the bag. he has been around golf. >> anything he can't say to you. >> no,' fine. he's smarter than i am. >> coming up in our next hour, dave ross joins us live from congressional for a preview of the open. still plenty ahead. weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news at 5:00 starts now. good morning, everyone. straight up 5:00 on this wednesday. it is june 15th. we're taking a lovely look at the u.s. capitol dome. kind of maybe a little breezy. a little bit of bouncing around there on the camera. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm tony perkins in for steve chenevey this morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. very pleasant outside. >> feels a lot like it did yesterday although today, we have tucker barnes here to talk to us about it. >> welcome back, sir. >> thank you very much.
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>> good to see you. >> very nice to see you. >> you brought some of the west coast weather with you? >> i was on the west coast but it was hot. it was very nice. i'll tell you about it in a little bit. let's get to our local weather. you probably care more about that. around here, things turned beautiful overnight. our winds are out of the north and west. that has had a chance to dry things out. with high pressure off to the north and west, you can't really see it there, it is kind of on the banner, that will keep us nice and dry there. the flashing out towards chicago, the thunderstorm activity, will hold off until tomorrow. let's do temperatures. 61 at reagan national. look at the 50s working on the map. 58 out at dulles. 58 at bwi marshall and again, the forecast today is generally a great one. hard to believe we've had temperatures over 100 this year because today we are not even going to bet to 80 in many
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spots. highs this afternoon, upper 70s, low 80s. there will be a few clouds passing through but it should be a nice day. >> throw back to the 60s, 66 at 9:00 a.m. >> we'll take it. let's fawned out what is happening on the area roadways. julie wright is standing by with the latest on that. >> when she said the '60s, i was thinking martha and the vandellas. >> i was thinking smoky robinson. >> i heard that. he kissed me once. >> have you washed that cheek in. >> no not really. donnie told me not to and i haven't. we have the construction in place. the wherever -- overnight construction still in play. you will find lanes are open
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top side of the beltway. the out are loop here at university boulevard. no problems reported college park around towards bethesda. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. new this morning, pakistan arrests cia informants. they worked for the spy agency and helped prepare if the raid on osama bin laden last month. one of those arrested was a pakistani army major who wrote down the license plate numbers of cars entering bin laden's compound. pakistan's intelligence service arrested five of the informants. we don't know what has happened to them. now to our big story this morning, a d.c. police sergeant on the wrong side of the law. she is charged with first degree theft accused of stealing money from an elderly woman she was supposed to be helping. fox 5's sherry ly is following this story this morning. she joins us now with more. >> reporter: sergeant aisha hackley is out of jail,
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released without bond. she was arrested here at the second district police station while she was working but has been forced to turn in her badge, accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from an 85-year-old woman. neighbors of the victim say sergeant hackley was a frequent visitor at the elderly woman's cleveland park apartment. investigators say the officer met the victim in december while sent there to investigate the woman's claims of lottery fraud. nobody answered the door at hackley's oxon hill home. she is charged with first degree theft. according to court documents, hackley forged the victim's name on i aseries of 10 checks totaling more than $43,000. that money was then deposited into accounts held by the hackley using the alias aisha jackson and her son kevin. >> you always hear stories about elderly people taken advantage of. when you can get someone who is actually doing it and catch them, then kudos to whoever
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caught them because they should be put away. >> reporter: police say internal affairs got a tip back in april that led d.c. police to investigate these allegations and to arrest hackley. now, she had been an award- winning officer with the department and it appears never had any past trouble with the law but now, her police powers have been revoked. that is the latest here in northwest. back to you. >> thank you. now, to another heroin bust involving a man from nigeria. 54-year-old rasheed martin is accused of trying to smuggle $100,000 of heroin into the u.s. in the airport. authorities say he approximate swallowed three pounds of pellets. security x-ray detected foreign objects inside of his body. this is the nird third heroin related bust at dulles since late march. funeral services are set
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for the nephew of congressman elijah cummings. "this is christopher cumming was killed last week. a public viewing will be held tomorrow at a funeral home in west baltimore. the own ares are of a bethesda clothing store where an employee was murdered have announced that the store will reopen june 4th. jay jayna murray was killed in the store back in march. the owns are of lululemon say they remain committed to the bethesda community and look forward to remembering jayna's passion and grace. fox 5 as also learned organizers are planning a 5 k race for sometime in the fall to raise money for a scholarship some money's name. washington nationals pitcher levon hernandez is at the center of a money
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laundering probe. he is suspected of acting as a straw buyer to purchase two luxury sports cars in 2006 for angel have is questions. the cars remained in hernandez' name. vasquez has been convicted of trafficking drug into the u.s. the d.c. council has given final approval it a $10. 8 bill wrong budget proposal. it would go into effect on october 1st. two council members voted against the budget. phil mendelsohn and jack evans voted against it. it would allow the size of the miss police department to shrink. congress must give final approval. arnold schwarzenegger's mistress is breaking her silence. up next, details of the interesting conversation she says she had with maria shriver
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after shriver grew suspicious. we are watching the growing flood concerns in the midwest. the race to shore up a high- defee before it is too late. we are checking more headlines when we come back.
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making headlines this morning, more severe flooding concerns from the riding missouri river. workers in iowa are in a mad dash to add height and support to a levee in hamburg. if it doesn't hold, parts of this farming community could be covered by as much as 10 feet of water within days. many states are still grappling with the flooding. the flooding is expected to continue through august. the white house says it is preparring a response to house speaker onboehner's letter ask about the libya mission. he wants the president to explain the u.s. role in libya. he says the obama administration is in clear violation of the war powers act. that act requires the president to get a declaration of war or at least congressional approval for ordering foreign military action. meanwhile, in libya, more air strikes overnight hit the capital of tripoli near moammar
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ghadafi's compound. arnold schwarzenegger's former housekeeper mildred baena is now speaking out after news that she gave birth to the ex-governor's son. we have learned that 13-year- old joseph found out about a year ago that arnold was his father. his response was, quote, cool. baena granted her first investigate to the british magazine hello. she said she didn't know at first that schwarzenegger was the father. she started to notice a resemblance. baena says shriver also grew suspicious and finally asked point blank for joseph was schwarzenegger's son. baena says the affair was very brief and she hopes shriver and schwarzenegger can work things out. we'll have to wait and see on that. >> absolutely. nearly two years after the deadliest train crash in metro's history, one maryland lawmaker is trying to improve safety standards on metro. we'll have that story coming up next. we have great conditions. temperatures outside in the upper 50s and low 60s. in for a fine wednesday. i'll have the details on that. julie wright has a look at your
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on-time traffic coming up in just a minute. ouewti
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it is so comfortable outside. the low humidity continues. if will be another great day, i think. >> it is beautiful out. >> the advice is enjoy today because tomorrow we'll have some showers and thunderstorms back. >> thanks. buzz kill. >> but the temperatures will still be -- >> no 90s. tony mentioned the comfortable temperatures and low humidity too. that is a great combination too. we have 48 degrees -- 48 in frederick! hard to believe it is the middle of june. 57 at dulles. 54 in manassas.
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annapolis cooling down nicely, 63 for you. 59 in leonardtown. very comfortable conditions, just a great looking forecast today as we should have bright sunshine for much of the day. i think there will be a few passing clouds but we should be dry as our winds are out of the north and west. high pressure anchored off to our north and west. i'll show you that map in just a minute. that will keep us nice and dry today. this is a warm front and corresponding cold front out to the west. you can see bringing pretty good thunderstorms out to chicago. that will hold off for today. tonight and tomorrow morning, it is possible we could see some showers and thunderstorms in time for tomorrow morning's commute. today, no problems. beautiful wednesday expected thanks in part to that area of high pressure. winds gusting to about 20 miles per hour yesterday. should keep high temperatures only in the upper 70s and low 80s and again, it will keep that frontal system at bay for the day today. as we get into the nighttime hours, that front starts to arrive to the north and then
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changes for tomorrow. here is your forecast. beautiful afternoon, sunshine, 80 degrees. winds out of the north at about five to 10. enjoy today because as we get into the nighttime hours, we'll cloud up with the possibility of a shower or thunderstorm and again, the timing on this one, you got dinner plans outdoors, tonight, no problems. 67 your overnight low. there is your five-day forecast. showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast tomorrow, 79. a few more thunderstorms lingering on friday, 84. back into the summertime heat and huge with upper 80s and low 90s for the weekend. we should be dry. that is a look at the weather forecast. let's do some on-time traffic and julie wright has your latest. >> let's take you into virginia where we've had some problems. we just got on the the phone with the loudoun county sheriff's department. a multivehicle accident is shutting down route 9 between chestnut hill and hoslel lane. we've got some problems here,
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northbound i-95. disabled tractor-trailer here at 13 off the road to the shoulder with list in tow. we have rub are nexting delays trying to get out of woodbridge -- we have rubbernecking delays trying to get out of woodbridge. nice and clear headed in towards the third street tunnel. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. we are monitoring metro this morning. nearly two years after the deadly of the train crash in the agency's history. nine team died when the trains collided on june 22nd, 2009. attempts to establish federal safety standards have failed. senator barbara mikulski reintroduced the national u.n. secretary general -- national safesy act yesterday. today, metro's top brass will be questioned on u.n. secretary
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general -- on safety improvement. >> it is hard to believe it is not further along than it should be. >> reporter: metro has completed more than 100 corrective actions recommended by the national transportation safety board since the red loon train crash. in august, metro will ramp up efforts to replace track circuits blamed in the crash by closing more areas over the weekend. >> when are they going to bring the seven us back in a way that makes it good to use again? >> reporter: trains are expected to remain some manual mode for at least two more years while safety improvemented improvement -- improvements are made to the tracks. in an. mail, the committee chair said in part, since 2009, wmata has
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made significant progress in addressing safety concerns but warned improving the safety of the rail transit system will never be complete. >> i would imagine lots and lots of riders have been on metro in those two years. >> reporter: metro has failed to replace the railcars which caused catastrophic damage. they have been sandwiched between newer model train cars. fox 5 got a look at what metro general manager richard sarles plans to tell regional lawmakers saying we are in the midst of tea signing new railcars to remace the 1,000 series with the first delivery of cars by 2013. and our rebuilding program dedicates the first $1 bill wrong of our capital program to ntsb recommended safety work. sherry ly, fox 5 news. there is a call to end the war on drugs. among those leading the effort,
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a group of former lawmen and law women. hear the group's argument to legal using drugs. stay with us. hear the group -- hear the group's argument for legalizing drugs.
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the office of national drug control policy on 17th street. >> in the united states, here are 5% of the world's population but yet we house 25% of the world's prisoners right here in the wonderful land of the free. >> reporter: although arrests for drug use and drug dealing are down since 2006, there is still more than 1.6 million drug arrests a year in the u.s. this the criminalization of drugs is counter productive and should be abandoned. >> it would make a fundamental change and embrace regulation over prohibition. >> reporter: that means effectively legalizing drugs. >> yes, it does. >> the idea of legalizing drugs as appalling to some conservative groups like the family research council. >> legalizing drug who inevitably increase by massive proportions the amount of drug abuse in our society and the cost of that drug abuse who far
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outweigh the cost of law enforcement. >> reporter: proponents of decriminalization are not so sure that many in the general public who dive right in and try dangerous drugs simply because they might become available. if crack were legal, don't you think we would have problems? >> i'm he in the a medical expert but they tell me no. if you are not using crack today, the chances are almost zero that you will start using it tomorrow. >> reporter: the obama administration is stressing drug education and treatment. the group of law men says don't buy that rhetoric. they say they still want real reform. barney frank will introduce legislation that would he cannively legalize one drug and that is marijuana. in washington, john henrehan, fox 5 news. >> thank you. we have heard of people stowing away on air plans but up next, why did an airline employee take the huge risk? >> that is coming up in the next half hour.
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sherry is following our big story this morning. >> reporter: tony, a d.c. police officer sent to help an erly woman is now accused of ripping her off. the details of the officer's arrest coming up.
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there. it is wednesday, hump day, june 15th. 5:30. gorgeous out there. >> tucker barnes joins us. he is back from vacation. a well-deserved vacation. >> thank you, tony. i have a lot more energy now. >> you look rested. >> it won't last much longer. >> by tomorrow -- >> once you get up at 2:30, it kind of dissipates. >> when it gets really hot i just want to sleep all afternoon. >> today will be fine. you want to be outside today. >> today will be gorgeous. let's take a look at the satellite-radar. a few light sprinkles that moved through the area late in the day yesterday. you can see that off the coast. should be a beautiful day. we'll be mostly sunny through outthe day. our winds are out of the north and northwest. this time of year, that spells good weather as our flow shoulding nice and dry. the atmosphere relatively dry. i think the humidity will remain in check today.
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we are down to 60 degrees. i don't know how many times we've been at 60 degrees in the month of june. 67% humidity. winds out of the north. 81degrees your daytime high with winds out of the north at five to 10 miles per hour. just a glorious-looking day. >> it is. 81, june, i'm shocked by this. >> changes tomorrow so enjoy today. >> all right. thank you. here is julie wright with an update on this morning's rush hour traffic. >> we'll take you into virginia first off and talk about this stalled tractor-trailer that is northbound i-95 as you work your way up towards the woodbridge areas and the exits here at 123. that is where we had the stalled tractor-trailer. you can see police are still on the scene of this incident and although the activity is off to the road to the right shoulder, it is the focal point of this rubbernecking delay. we have traffic slowing from the prince william parkway headed northbound up towards 123. other side of town, not so busy coming inbound suitland parkway
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towards south capital street and the dug always bridge. all of your lanes are open as you travel through southeast washington. southbound along 270, you will find lanes are open headed out to the truck scales. we are starting to slow as you hearing from metro passengers about tense moments aboard a red line train after a woman threatened to blow it up. it happened monday morning. we reported it here live. that train was headed from shady grove to rockville. montgomery county police released the 911 calls that came in moments after the threat. >> rockville metro center, woman on the train with a bomb in her backpack. >> stay on the line one moment for the metro transit, okay? >> hurry. >> people are panicking on this train. they are starting to evacuate out the front. driver just left to go to the rear of the train. i don't know what is going on. something about a bomb in a backpack. >> that woman got off at rockville. police did arrest her. they did not find any explosives.
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the threat disrupted service on a stretch of the red line for several hours. new this morning, pakistan arrests cia informants. they worked for the spy agency. pakistan's top military agency reportedly arrested five informants. one of them is the owner of a safe house that the cia agents rented. we don't know what has happened to the informants so far. our big story, a d.c. police sergeant is under arrest accused of ripping off an elderly woman she was supposed to be helping to the tune of $43,000. sherry ly joins us with more. >> reporter: sergeant aisha hackley's police powers have been revoked.
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she was arrested while on duty here at the second district police station in northwest accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly woman. that 85-year-old victim lived in a cleveland park apartment building. investigators say hackley was sent there in december to investigate the woman's allegations of lottery fraud. neighbors say hackley continued to visit. the police sergeant lived in oxon hill. no one at her home answered the door the she was released without posting bond charged with first take theft. according to court documents, the 35-year-old officer forged checks from the woman totaling more than $43,000. >> while it is sad to hear, i'm not surprised. you hope this police officer is punished to the fullest exteptd of the law. >> reporter: mpd in a statement to fox 5 said its internal affairs division received a tip
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from a metropolitan police officer in april which subsequently led to the investigation and arrest of sergeant aisha hackley. hackley is due back in court later this month. that is the latest here in northwest. back to you. >> thank you. it has happened again. another heroin bust at dulles international airport. this time ache little more than three pound were decked up side a nigerian man. this is the third heroin related arrest since march. will thomas explains what led to the latest incident. >> reporter: $100,000 worth of heroin. all of this found inside a man's belly last saturday. u.s. customs and border protection made the bust. officers say a 57-year-old nigeria nigerian man arrived at dulles and during routine questioning, something didn't seem quite right. >> there were some
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inconsistencies that warranted further investigations. >> reporter: customs questioning at the international arrival terminal is routine. >> we travel frequently so for us it is pretty okay. >> as long as you're honest, there is no big problem. >> it does get a little nerve wracking. you have to list everything you bought. >> reporter: it must have been nerve wracking for rasheed martin. during a second round of questioning at another check point. >> we started questioning the person. he starts to fall apart. the person will finally admit they have done something wrong and they might have something that is illegal to come into the country. >> reporter: customs officials say martin agreed to and x-ray at reston hospital center and that is where an image of 97 thumb-sized pellets and. they kept him locked into a hospital room until he passed them all. testing determined they were filled with heroin. martin has admitted to being paid a couple thousand dollars to transport the drug from nigeria . >> he was approached several
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times and he moot have been -- he might have been one that said no, no no. but finally, this was the option he picked and it wasn't the right option. up next, we'll show hua happened as a man dangled from a tenth floor window. an airline worker acaused of scamming the system. up next, why authorities say this wasn't a typical stowaway. stay with us.
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the north carolina house overrides the governor's veto of the state budget. the governor vetoed the budget because it didn't have enough money for education. democrat beverly purdue became the first governor to cito a budget. but last night, republicans in the house voted 73-46 to cancel her veto. the senate in north carolina is expected to hold an override vote later today. the man accused of stealing casino chips from a popular las vegas resort has pleaded guilty. he cooped the trips from the craps table at the bellage bellagio. he is expected to plead guilty to a similar robbery at the sun
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coast hotel and casino a few days before he hit the bellagio. also caught on camera, a dramatic high-rise rescue in china. an elderly man slipped and fell two stories while cleaning the window of his 10th floor apartment. neighbors saw him dangling by one leg and called police. police secured him and persuaded him to let go so they could pull him inside the building. he walked away with just a few minor scrapes. an airline worker is accused of scamming the system by sneaking into the unpressurized compartment of an airplane. once on the ground being he entered a term until and bought a ticket to pennsylvania. the man was having mental melt problems so when the flight landed in pennsylvania, they met him at the gate. he is undergoing an evaluation at this time. he was not arrested.
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coming up, the swimming lesson that was seen and heard around the world. up next, thousands taking aim at a world record. we'll show you that. dave ross is live in bethesda getting ready for the u.s. open. >> we are one day away from the beginning of the playing of the 111th united states open. no tiger, no problem. we have a preview of the u.s. open coming up next.
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today is not about finding the time to do your homework. it's not about logging on to this week's class. today is a celebration a triumph of dedication, a victory for that little voice that urges us on. today is a day to recognize that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, and to prove that not all heroes wear a cape. some wear a cap and gown. congratulations to the strayer university
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graduates of 2011. welcome back. look at. this more than 100 dmidz kansas are waiting for find out whether they helped to break a world record. they joined 10,000 other children and adults from four continents to take part in what they are hoping was the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever. it is an attempt to break the record set last year and help promote swimming safety. that will be pretty cool. >> good for them. >> it doesn't seem like that should be a record. >> that is a random record. >> that book has gotten junked up with all kind of crazy records. when i was growing up, it was a cool book book. >> it was serious. >> tallest person, longest figger nails. >> get it organized on facebook
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and you're good to go apparently. >> exactly -- tall of the person longest fingernails. today will be -- can we call it the best day of the month? it might be. >> we've had some good days this month. you haven't been here. >> as we get into the weekend here, it will be dry but warmer. and a lot of golf coming up. >> that's right. >> a lot of people going to watch golf too. >> it will be hot for them. >> let's get to the headlines. as mentioned, today will be absolutely beautiful. highs in the upper 70s to about 80. should be nice and dry this afternoon. if you are going you out to the play golf yourself, softball, that kind of thing, got to mow the lawn like me no problems with that because conditions will be perfect out there for the remainder of the day. let's talk temperatures. mild, highs upper 70s to about 08 later this afternoon. showers, thunderstorms return
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overnight tonight. i think for the morning commute, we'll have a shower or two around tomorrow and then a better chance of some widely scattered thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and again on friday. so we'll be back into that relatively humid air mass as we get into thursday and friday. drier and warmer this weekend p this weekend doesn't look bad but highs will be into the upper 80s to about 90 by sunday. more summery around here for the weekend. right now, absolutely beautiful. 60degrees at reagan national. frederick is 48 degrees. leonardtown, 49. baltimore, 55 degrees. looking at the satellite-radar, i don't have much to show you. very quiet conditions. the cloud cover we had around here late in the day yesterday has escaped out to sea and with high pressure off to the north and west across the great lakes, that will keep things nice and dry this afternoon. that area of high pressure will slide across the region and out to sea overnight tonight and start to allow warmer, more humid air in. that will increase the
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possibility of showers and thunderstorms. you can see those out to chicago. sunshine, 80 your daytime high. winds out the north at about five to 10 miles per hour. later tonight, we'll cloud up. you got evening plans be dinner plans outdoors tonight, no problem. showers and thunderstorms by early tomorrow morning. winds will be shifting out of the south at five to 10. noticeably more humid tomorrow but temperatures with some cloud cover around only in the upper 70s so it won't be too bad. showers and thunderstorms maybe again on friday and and then lots of golf this weekend. highs in the upper 80s to about 90 both saturday and sunday but we should be dry. that is a look at the forecast. let's do in on-time traffic with julie wright. >> we're talking about route 9 just west of the loudoun county- west virginia line. multivehicle accident has closeed a, for of route 9 in
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each intersection at hosler lane. no incident to report if you are traveling the beltway. here comes the sun. outer loop of the beltway still in good shape passing by colesville road headed over towards 270. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. making headline this sports this morning, a night of comebacks for the nats. ryan zimmerman returned to the line-up after missing 58 games with an injury. then the team had to maci'm five-run deficit. he led the way in the seventh with and rbi sing toll kick start a six-run inning. the orioles north of the border in toronto trailing 5-3 in theating. a two high pressure run shot to the left. the orioles lost it in extra
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innings. toronto's adam lind with a walk- off homer in the bottom of the 11th. the jays win 6-5. some encouraging news in the nfl labor talks. it appears they are making some progress in reaping a new collective barring agreement. the two sides are scheduled to meet again today. they met at ann undisclosed location yesterday and leaks from both camps seem to indicate they are making some progress. congressional country club in bethesda is playing host to the third u.s. open. >> the major tournament kick off tomorrow and dave ross is live out on the course with a preview for us. >> good morning. can you believe it? we're only about 25 hours away from the beginning of the playing of the 111th united states open and with all due respect to the tournament they play down there in augusta national, the masters, this is the tournament that american- born players want to win more
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than any other. one guy would wants to win this tournament before his career is done, the man they call the left hander. yes, we are talking about phil mickelson. he may be the sentimental choice here this week at congressional. he has won four major titles, three masters and one pga but never this one. he has been a runner-up at the united states open five different time. his old rival, tiger woods, not playing this week but phil actually credits tiger with helping him become a better player and not standing in his way of winning more major championships. >> tiger helped bring out some of my best golf over the year. oop though my record against him may not be the best it has helped me achieve a higher level that i may not have ever achieved had he not been pushing me. so the challenge now is, without him playing his best or even competing like he is not this week, is pushing myself to achieve a level of play that is
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in there without hum forcing me to do so. >> reporter: phil will tee off tomorrow beginning his round on the 10th hole. the last time this was held here was in 1997 and the man who captured that crown, ernie els and he is back again to try to repeat. when he won it in 1997 was one of the best players in the world at this time. ernie has certainly shown flash of his old self here and there. but for this 41-year-old south african growing slightly older has not made him any more patient on the golf course. >> my form so far this year has been atrocious. i want to change it as soon as possible. i think my patience level -- they say when you get older, it gets better. i think i'm a little different. that has been part of my problem is trying to change
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things around and getting back to normalcy. >> i can agree with ernie els getting older, you don't get any more patient. there have been renovations to the course since 1997. the 18th hole that ernie els won it on back then was a par three. ments now a par 4 and the old 18th hole is now the 10th hole. some major changes made to the cure because the golf purists did not like that the major championship was ending in a par three. it is a par four here in 2011. i'm getting excited. i i'm agolf geek so i cannot wait for the rest of the week. back to you guys. >> i can't wait to seat crazy fashions actually. you like mickelson's orange. >> i should have known that. we'll show you why one dog is called the scooter dog.
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fur. welcome back. we want to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day, anthony lawson. he is a teacher and his sixth grade students are getting ready to graduate. he want to wish them all luck next year at robinson secondary school. if you like unique pet tricks, you might want to scoot over and meet this dog. this is norman the briard also knowns at scooter dog.
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as you can see, norman can ride a scooter pretty well there. >> norman has cruised his way into the media spotlight including making tv appearances like this one on the fox station in boston. nice set-up at the fox station in boston. norman competes in various dog shows and lives with his family in georgia. >> he is cute. i love that dog. >> very clever. straight ahead at 6:00, all your top stories. >> we are checking your morning commute and your weather for you. fox 5 morning news will be right back.
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